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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the terrorist known as jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike. the knife-wielding masked man, a symbol of isis, believed to be dead. live team coverage with the late breaking details. trump's tirade. the republican candidate going off mocking ben carson, his book and stabbing incident, plus the candidates weighing in on the university of missouri protest, critical of the protesters. caller rush. the nfl debuting new uniforms for thursday night football and a lot of fans are not happy with them. and pull over, google's driverless car getting a lesson in the rules of the road.
on this friday morning we begin with that breaking news, the targeting of one of the most despised figures on the planet. >> we're talking about isis terrorist jihadi john believed to have been killed in a u.s. drone strike. his real name, mohamed emwazi. he's a masked executioner seen on video beheading hostages. the cia has been tracking emwazi for more than a year. >> he was killed in a drone strike in the syrian city of raqqah, an isis stronghold and though the pentagon has not confirmed his death, sources tell abc news it was a 100% direct hit. abc's brian ross has been tracking the story overnight. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he appeared in this video wearing a black mask holding a knife and threatening the life of american journalist james foley. his voice was disguised, but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs.
>> reporter: one after another he presided over the murders of foley, american steven sotloff, peter kassig, plus two britons and two japanese hostages. >> our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this year his true identity was revealed to be mohamed emwazi seen here wearing an american baseball cap, the son of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to the united kingdom. even as a schoolboy in london, emwazi was spotted by teachers as having a violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at the age of 11, he was put in anger management therapy. >> we'd find that he'd get very angry and worked up, and it would take him a long time to calm himself down. >> reporter: flaunting his role as executioner once he joined isis with his piercing eyes and gravelly voice, emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> and the vehicle that emwazi was in burst into flames and one official said essentially evaporated.
>> and brian mentioned one of the hostages believed to have been killed by jihadi john, american james foley. foley's family has been highly critical of the administration's efforts to rescue hostages. abc news investigative producer from our brian ross unit james meeks spoke to foley's parents overnight. >> she said it was very small solace to learn that jihad john had been killed in an air strike and she said, you know, the government just doesn't get it. you know, it essentially doesn't bring their son back. that was their point and they are -- i don't think they're going to miss jihad john but i think they would have preferred to have gotten jim back alive. >> u.s. officials have been tracking him for several months now after identifying him as a british citizen in february. >> abc's stephanie ramos is live in washington. stephanie, will the u.s. ever have 100% confirmation that he's dead and how will they try to confirm it? >> reporter: well, reena, u.s. officials say this morning they
presume jihadi john was killed by that u.s. drone strike based on what they observed in the hit and say his car was struck and it virtually burst into flames. they may never have 100% confirmation, but they can come close by listening to the chatter of isis operatives and social media. >> okay, so clearly he is an hvt or a high value target but could this be a turning point in the fight against isis? >> reporter: well, it will certainly give isis leaders pause about how effective the u.s. was in tracking this top target. now, here's a big question. could the u.s. be after other top targets? well, richard clarke, a former counterterrorism adviser to the white house and current abc news consultant, says this might be a sign the tide is turning. a big blow to the terror group when its propaganda figure is killed. kendis and reena, back to you. >> all right. stephanie ramos reporting from washington for us on this, thank you. well, also breaking right now, we're just learning another blow to isis. >> in iraq, kurdish forces have retaken the strategic city of
sinjar, which had been in isis control while kurds were fighting on the ground. the u.s. led collision was targeting them with air strikes. the key supply route runs through sinjar. >> isis may have extended its reach now into lebanon with a deadly attack, the group claiming responsibility for twin suicide bombings in beirut that killed at least 43 people. that death toll expected to rise. until now isis had not had a recognized affiliation in lebanon, but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria as well as iraq. all right. back here at home we're going to switch gears to the race for the white house, and it is heating up as donald trump steps up his attacks. >> trump had harsh words for campus protesters and the university of missouri administrators who stepped down and his fellow candidates were also in the crosshairs. it's "your voice, your vote." this morning, donald trump unplugged. >> i'm telling carly whatever the hell her name is fiorina,
i'm saying, will you stop cutting in? kasich, oh, i have a headache from this guy. >> reporter: at a late night rally in iowa going after the rest of gop candidates especially ben carson. >> if you're pathological, there's no cure for that, folks. if you're a child molester, a sick puppy, you're a child molester, there's no cure for that. there's only one cure. we don't want to talk about that cure. >> reporter: trump also mocking carson's account of trying to stab a friend. >> and he plunged it into the belt, and amazingly the belt stayed totally flat. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? >> reporter: and protests at the university of missouri now drive the attention of the presidential candidates. trump calling the school's president chancellor weak for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resigned they set something in motion that's going to be a disaster for the next long period of
time. >> reporter: the protests over alleged racial incidents escalated this week when the college football team joined and threatened not to play this weekend. students are demanding more black faculty and staff and more money for campuswide diversity programs. >> did you look at their demands? their demands are crazy. >> reporter: ben carson, a yale graduate, called the protests there infantile. >> well, we're being a little bit too tolerant, i guess you might say, accepting infantile behavior. and i don't care which side it comes from. >> as the candidates voice their opinion president obama joined the chorus of criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president blasted the idea of a deportation force. >> nobody thinks that that is realistic, but more importantly, that's not who we are as americans. >> so what do you think -- >> you can see more of george's exclusive interview with president obama later on "good
morning america." an ohio man is under arrest this morning for the alarming way he tried to help isis. officials say he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the posts included photos, names and even addresses of service personnel. the weather threat overnight is not rain or snow, it's strong winds in the midwest, especially around the great lakes. the region seeing gusts as high as 66 miles an hour. rain and snow on the u.p. of michigan, that rain stretch nothing new england. well, still ahead, a secret service officer arrested accused in a shocking crime while on duty. plus, caught on camera, a clerk's quick thinking saving a woman after she was kidnapped. and the breaking news we've been following all night, jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike. we'll have the latest.
police in northern california pulled over this car because it was going too slow. it turns out it was one of google's driverless cars programmed to travel below 25 miles an hour for safety reasons. police did not issue a ticket but warned google its car was backing up traffic. and there is a new embarrassment for the u.s. secret service. uniformed agent lee robert moore has been arrested for sexting someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. the recipient was actually an undercover detective. some of the communication took place while moore was on duty at the white house. he is also accused of trying to arrange a meeting with the girl. your next buick suv may be made in china. "the wall street journal" reports gm's plans to move ahead with its goal to import the envision.
it would go on sale by the end of next year making gm the first u.s. automaker to sell a chinese made vehicle here. so here's a possible solution to job-related stress. a northern italian textile firm says employees' biggest complaint, too many e-mails, so the bosses decided this week would be e-mail-free urging employees to talk more. they insist stress levels have plummeted. the official results are yet to come but i would imagine not likely in an e-mail form. new numbers out this morning showing a rising rate of autism. don't call this guy david hasselhoff anymore. >> huh? >> we'll explain. not yet. not yet. not yet!
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in the syrian city of raqqah. u.s. officials tell abc news it was a 100% direct hit. american reporter james foley, among the hostages believed to have been beheaded by jihadi john. foley's parents saying overnight the terrorist's death is small solace compared to the loss of their son. much more later on "good morning america." so, a good outcome and a stunning verdict has been reached in an organized crime case that has captivated the nation for nearly 40 years. a good outcome for that man, a federal jury found vincent asaro not guilty of the legendary lufthansa robbery 37 years ago which was dramatized in the movie "goodfellas." as he left the courthouse the now 80-year-old asaro shouted the word "free" and said even he was shocked at the verdict. the jury didn't buy the testimony of the government witnesses. child welfare officials in utah are challenging a judge's decision to remove a baby from the home of her same-sex foster parents.
the legally married couple has been caring for the child for three months, but the judge went against recommendations and ordered the 9-month-old be placed with a heterosexual couple citing research that children are better off in heterosexual families. surgeons at the cleveland clinic are preparing for the first uterus transplant ever performed in the u.s. the surgery will allow women without a uterus or with ones that are damaged to become pregnant. eight women from around the country have already started the screening process. sweden, the only country so far to have successfully performed the surgery. a new government study finds a significant jump in the number of children with autism. researchers say 1 in 45 american children are autistic, about 2.2%, but they caution the increase could actually be due to the way questions were asked. police are crediting a philadelphia convenience store clerk for helping end a kidnapping. something didn't look right to him when a man and woman went to
use the atm. he confronted the man, sheltered the woman in the store and called the cops. the man kidnapped the woman, a doctor from a hospital parking lot garage and forced her to make withdrawals at atms. >> nice heads-up move there by that clerk. time now for sports and some thursday night football action. >> of course, with the highlights our guys at espn. >> welcome to our "sportscenter" set in los angeles. stan verrett, neil everett. only one undefeated team left in the nba. >> this one is for riley. warriors feeling minnesota, steph curry just feeling it, i mean, off andre miller and andre miller has been in the league like forever then he gets a piece of it. shook his head like, did that go in? curry had 21 in the first quarter. he finished with 46. warriors win, 129-116. they're 10-0. they may go 82-0. >> they probably will. bills and jets on thursday night football. just an explosion of color coming on to your screen.
>> looks like red and green m&ms. >> green and red, colts. misplays the snap. tackle him at the 13 so the jets down 22-17 got an opportunity. third and three. eric decker tackled for a one-yard loss after he catches the pass, fourth and four now. this is the ball game. going for it. fitzpatrick to no one in particular and the bills win it, 22-17. rex ryan happy to get a win over his old team. coach of the jets for six years before he left for buffalo, both 5-4 on the season. >> he was happy. so are we because we're done. >> back to you. >> good weekend to you guys. and by the way, those nike color rush uniforms worn at last night's game especially bad for people who are color-blind. >> yeah, about 6% of all men can't tell red from green, so the uniforms all looked the same to them. some who have seen the color rush uniforms planned for the thursday night game next week say they're even uglier.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good friday or. yes, friday the 13th. i am sure it will be lucky. i am christian -- kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> from the east bays detours and this with lights out on the bay bridge. >> very dark ride. have the headlights on into san francisco, it will be on the dark side. we are trying to reach c.h.p. and trying to reap the bridge to see if there is anyone that can tell us if the late are going to be turned back on and find out what happened here. we let you know. on the or side of the bridge we will see how bright it is. we are if good ship from the east bay. it just turns very dark heading out of the treasure island tunnel to get into san
francisco. and toward the skyway. >> and we have 580 at top speed, from tracy to dublin, at 25 minutes and highway 4 westbound antioch to conquer at 14 minutes and 101 southbound san rafael to san francisco in the north bay 18 minutes. mike? >> people did slow down which was nice on the western span coming across in the dark and this was in moon is there is in light there to use. here is a look at live doppler hd, it is clear. right now. we will look from the east bay hills back toward san francisco, the 12-hour day planner, a few degrees warmer with no frost advisory. mainly mid-30s to mid-40s through 7:00. a little bit of fog in the north bay. i will have that in a minute. right new, it is nothing to be worried about. low-to-mid 60s with total sunshine at noon and low-to-mid 60s again at 4:00, and our warmest day is today. if you headed out this evening, dress for temperatures in the
mid-to-upper 50s at 7:00. kristen and eric? >> breaking overnight a pursuit upvolving a still car ended up with shots in a quiet neighborhood and two people are in custody. amy hollyfield is at the scene in hayward. amy? >> yes, kristen, we got here and we saw where this ended it explained a lot. the suspect came to an end at a deadend. he was it rally backed into a corner. deputies say he then started driving the car toward them. in a threatening way so they fired at him. they say they did not hit but they hit the car and it caused him to cash. they made the arrest. it started on "a" street and he was in a stolen car. he refused to stop. the chase lasted for about five or ten minutes and it helped here at ricardo and shirley. everyone else is okay i asked the spokesperson for the sheriff o